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# Hunger Strikers

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# complex
'It was a love-hate relationship': the story of the GAA and the 1981 hunger strike
GAA Museum archivist Mark Reynolds has spent a decade researching the topic.
# concessions
Israel gives in to hunger strikers' demands as Palestinian prisoners call off protest
The deal was brokered by the Red Cross.
Column: Why is Guantanamo Bay still open?
Detainees eligible for release from Guantanamo Bay are caught in limbo: the US won’t accept them and foreign countries are reluctant to take in refugees who have been incarcerated with terrorists, writes Scott Fitzsimmons.
# Hunger Strike
Israeli court rejects hunger-strikers' appeal
Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh have been striking for more than 70 days. They are among more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners who are currently on hunger strike.
Column: ‘The lasting memory of Long Kesh was the stench’
During the notorious ‘dirty protests’ in Long Kesh prison, Bishop Edward Daly was a regular visitor. Here he describes the foul conditions – and the men who lived in them.
# Courts
Northern Irish men set to receive compensation for wrongful IRA convictions
The UK’s Supreme Court says two men wrongfully convicted of murder and IRA membership should be entitled to compensation.
# Bobby sands
Security 'concerns' that dissidents will use Sands anniversary to launch attacks
The 30th anniversary of the death of hunger striker Bobby Sands is being commemorated today.
# Northern Ireland
Sinn Féin names hunger striker as Adams' replacement
Pat Sheehan – who spent 55 days on hunger strike in 1981 – will replace the Sinn Féin president in Stormont.